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Shana Tovah!

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Eden, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Eden

    Eden Well-Known Member

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  2. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Shana Tovah, FSU!
     
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  3. pat c

    pat c Well-Known Member

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    Shana Tovah, :)
     
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  4. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

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    Whoopppee! Happy birthday world. Please make this year Peggyaceful and prosperous for everyone.
     
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  5. Civic

    Civic New Member

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    Are certain foods considered important for this holiday?
     
  6. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Apples and honey, round challah. That's all I know. :shuffle:
     
  7. Eden

    Eden Well-Known Member

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    Rosh Hashanah means the Head of the Year in Hebrew. Its table includes various foods with symbolic meaning.
    There are sliced apples and honey for a sweet new year;
    Head of the fish (Gefilte fish) for the head of the year (may you be a leader and not a follower);
    Round challah bread for the cycle of the year;
    Among the fruits which are served on Rosh HaShanah is the pomegranate. Its purpose is to symbolize being fruitful like the pomegranate with its many seeds.
     
  8. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Shana Tova everyone! I hope 5772 will be a good one for all and a fantastic skating year as well :)

    For sure, you can't have a Jewish holiday without traditional food! I can't think of anything beyond what Eden listed, though there may be specific foods among different ethnic groups - for instance, fish dishes served by Mizrahi Jews will likely be rather different than those on an Ashkenazi holiday table. Honey is usually served alongside apples, but plenty of honey cakes and cookies will also be gifted and served during the next few days.
     
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    Tinami Amori Well-Known Member

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    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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  11. UMBS Go Blue

    UMBS Go Blue CLINTON / KWEEN 2016! YES WE KWAN!

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    :cheer2: !שנה טובה ומתוקה :cheer2:
     
  12. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    L'shanah Tovah, everyone!

    Eden, Todah rabah for the cute video and pretty greeting card!
     
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  13. sk9tingfan

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    In my Mom's house, in addition it usually means stuffed cabbage, kasha varnishkas, and brisket. She complained yesterday that her kasha varnishkas had developed a life of their own and increased exponentially all of a sudden.

    I'm not complaining about that! Yum. :lol:
     
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  15. Fergus

    Fergus Well-Known Member

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    Wishing a happy, healthy New Year to all who celebrate today! :40beers:

    :cheer2: JEWISH PEOPLE!!! :cheer2:
     
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  16. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

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    Shana Tovah Tikatevu!! :)

    (Of course, I'm one of those heathen Jews who celebrates the High Holidays strictly because of the awesome Jew Food rather than self-reflection, asking for forgiveness, etc. :eek: :slinkaway )
     
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  17. rfisher

    rfisher At least I still have Pairs to look forward to

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    Happy New Year :cheer2: May it be peaceful for all.
     
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  18. Cheylana

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

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    Shana Tovah to all on FSU who celebrate!

    My friend introduced me to Rosh Hashanah a few years ago. We ate apple slices and honey, and did a "casting off of sins" at the East River (although we didn't really cast off sins per se, but moreso negativity, sickness and sadness). :)
     
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  19. PRlady

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    Shanah tovah to all those celebrating (and all those who aren't but feel a bit guilty about that, like me.)
     
  20. sweetsparky

    sweetsparky Devuélveme the figure skating season

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  21. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Well, it's a few days past Rosh Hashanah, but it's still the pentitential season for Jews with Yom Kippur coming on Friday evening through Saturday. One of my friends sent me this "Shanah Tovah" video, and it's too cute NOT to share! If you understand Hebrew, the music is a well known song called "Bashanah Haba-ah" (In the coming year). It's a hopeful song about children playing on vacation from school (holiday), between the house and the fields, sitting on the steps and counting the birdsl and other pleasant thoughts. Even if you don't understand the Hebrew words, I think you'll enjoy this one. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWcBn25LR5Y&sns=fb

    A little in advance for Yom Kippur - G'mar Chatimah Tovah - May you be sealed for a good year! For those who fast on Yom Kippur, may it be an easy one.
     
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  22. Reuven

    Reuven Official FSU Alte Kacher

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    Shana Tovah to all who celebrate it! Good health and happiness to everyone! And yes, what's a Jewish holiday without food? Well, actually that'd be Yom Kippur. ;)
     
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  23. briancoogaert

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    Shana Tovah everyone ! :cheer2:
     
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